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Afrolatina Day

On International Afro-Latin and Afro-Caribbean Women's Day, we share stories of impediments and progress on the journey toward inclusion and equality. 

Santiago Municipal Theater

This is the story of two women who are making sure the show goes on. Learn how, in Chile and Argentina, they are reactivating the performing arts and finding new forms of expression during the pandemic.

Essential worker

Ready access to water and electricity is essential to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, prevent coronavirus from spreading, and save lives. How are countries in the region doing it?

Sargassum in Caribbean beaches

Millions of tons of sargassum murky the Caribbean coast each year, harming communities and tourism. In Jamaica, an entrepreneur is turning this waste into an opportunity for growth and innovation.

Lessons From Cardamom for a Green Recovery

Guatemala is the world’s largest producer of “the queen of spices” – and a sustainable production model may be the key ingredient.

In COVID-19 Fight, Public Health Goes Digital

In Latin America and the Caribbean, several governments are successfully deploying digital tools to mitigate the public-health crisis of the coronavirus.


The public health crisis aside, the Caribbean faces daunting economic prospects as a result of the pandemic. Quick adaptation to the new realities and innovative solutions are required.

Online learning in the times of coronavirus

While the future of their work and their lives is uncertain, these individuals are using digital connectivity and resources to learn from home.

Two waste collectors at work

Doctors and nurses are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, but in a different way, waste collectors are as well, providing an essential service to combat the spread.